Celebrating MLK Day this weekend

Celebrating MLK Day this weekend

At the MLK Day event, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson also spoke of the importance of equality. Day, I join with people from across New Mexico in reflecting on what Dr. King's work can teach us today.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., an American Baptist minister and leader of the Civil Rights Movement, was assassinated in 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee, at the age of 39.

Before signing, Trump wished a "congratulations to [King] and to everybody". The president continued to shake hands with guests and didn't respond to reporters.

"I don't think the Present Trump is a racist in the traditional sense as we know in this country", Isaac Newton Farris Jr. told CNN".

"Mr. President, will you respond to these serious questions about your statement, sir?"

Trump did not publicly address the controversy during the ceremony and ignored repeated questions about it from reporters in the room.

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Critics are calling the president's remarks ironic and hypocritical as they come just one day after he allegedly made disparaging comments about Haiti and African countries.

The president has been under fire for reportedly telling a bipartisan meeting of lawmakers on immigration Thursday that the US didn't need more immigrants from "s-hole countries" in Africa. "Made up by Dems", Trump said on his Twitter account.

That Trump did indeed refer, repeatedly, to those nations as "shithole countries" was confirmed on Friday by Sen.

The comments stood in jarring contrast to the president's previous remarks made to members of Congress during an immigration meeting Thursday, when he asked why the US accepts people from "sh*thole countries".

"In August, Trump defended white supremacists involved in the Charlottesville Unite the Right rally by calling them ".

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